Sunday, 24 July 2016

URGENT: ReadiFood Bank Is Running Short Of Food

I hate posting this, as I think it should all be so unnecessary, but ... I noticed a post on facebook - this appeal for food stuffs, which I am repeating here.

PLEASE HELP!

(We can sort out the politics another day!)


URGENT PLEA: We have NO:
Tinned Vegetables
Tinned Potatoes
Tinned Fruit
Tinned Spaghetti
Tinned Ready Meals
Tinned Puddings
Please Please Please donate either direct to ReadiFood at Boulton Road or instore at your local Waitrose or Tesco.
Thank you very much.
Please share this post with your Church, work, family, friends.

31 - 33  Boulton Road  Reading  RG2 0NH

Opening hours:
Monday to Thursday - 10.00am  till 4.00pm
Fridays - 10.00am till 2.00pm

Please telephone 0118 987 2672 to ensure someone is available.


Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Reading Pupils Achieve Better than National Average in SATS

PUPILS in Reading achieved results above the national average in this year’s tests for 11-year-olds for the first time in ten years.
The tests taken in May 2016 by Year 6 pupils are the first to assess the new and more challenging national curriculum which was introduced in September 2014.
In the 2016 results, 54.4% of Year 6 pupils in Reading reached the new expected standard in the combined measure of the reading, writing and mathematics tests. This is higher than the national average of 53%.
This is the first time in over 10 years that Reading pupils in Year 6 have risen above the national average in the combined score, which is a critical measure in relation to the government’s floor standards.
Attainment by Reading pupils in writing was 75.8%, above the national percentage at 74%. In the reading test 65% of pupils achieved the expected standard, compared with 66% nationally. In the mathematics test, 67.7% of pupils achieved the standard compared with 70% nationally. In the grammar, punctuation and spelling 74.7% of pupils reached the expected standard compared to 74% nationally.
Councillor Tony Jones, Reading’s Lead Councillor for Education, said:
“I’m particularly pleased for the children and staff, within all schools and academies, who have worked in close partnership to achieve results which are above the national average.
“While not being complacent or thinking this is high enough, it is important to note this is the best overall results for Year 6 Reading children in 10 years, in terms of the national picture. This puts those children who have done well in a good position as they start their secondary education.
“I would like to congratulate all pupils and their families on their individual achievements.”

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

If You Tolerate This ...


Just wanted to post this.